Donald Dale Lowe

August 10, 1954April 6, 2021

Donald Dale “Buzzy” Lowe, 66, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his residence.

Born in Beckley, WV on August 10, 1954, he was the son of the late Donald Earl Lowe and Celia Dale Lowe. Don had previously worked as a realtor for a number of firms in the Hickory area and was currently employed by Domino’s Pizza as a delivery driver.

Outside of work and family, Don volunteered his time as a soccer and basketball coach and refereed basketball at Clyde Campbell Elementary School – as well as coaching soccer at the Conover YMCA. Don also enjoyed spending time with his beagle, Sweetie, gardening, and following baseball.

Don is survived by his wife of 42 years, Amy Tolbert Lowe; sons, John Lowe and Paul Lowe; mother, Codelle Lowe; sister, Shelley Voros; brother, Jody Lowe; and granddaughter, Alice Lowe.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision or Boys Town. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory located at 940 29th Ave NE, Hickory.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Condolences may be sent to the Lowe family at

Drum Funeral Home in Hickory is honored to be serving the Lowe family.


  • A Memorial Service

    Saturday, April 17, 2021


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Dwight Reese

April 14, 2021

I would like to share my sympathy with Amy and Don's family. My wife and I were next door neighbors to Don and Amy for many years. At that time they had a big red dog Cammy that he just loved. Don helped us to sell our house when we really needed a good friend. Don was that good friend!

Dwight and Jeannette Reese

Ricky Rozzelle

April 12, 2021

I met Don, or Buzzy, at the age of 16 when both of us worked at Pioneer Polytech. He kept the whole place in tears laughing. The beach trip we took in '73 is always a great memory. After starting families and raising children , we both reconnected in the late 90's and communicated regularly ever since. Don was a family man and good friend. He was also a believer and a warrior for America and freedom and many of our discussions revolved around those subjects, or baseball, something we both have loved. I will miss my dear friend. My heart and prayers go out to Don's family in their time of loss. He will live forever in my heart. Until later, my friend. _Rozzy

Don Good

April 11, 2021

Buzzy and I weren’t close in high school; but, we communicated frequently on Facebook over the past 6 or 8 years. We regularly commented on each other’s posts and often asked the other what we thought about things. We disagreed often; but, the interactions were always civil, cordial, and mutually respectful. I GREATLY appreciate that.

Ken Hodges

April 11, 2021

"Buzzy" was one of the first people I met when I moved to Hickory in 1970, and became one of my best friends. We graduated together from St. Stephens HS. We hung out together a lot in our late teens and early twenties until I moved out of town in the late 70's. Over the years, we sort of lost touch, but I've always thought of him as a brother. My heartfelt condolences go out to Amy and their children. He was one of a kind, the best kind. I will always remember him.

Kerry Teague

April 8, 2021

Hard to believe it's been 48 years since we partied at the Fiddlers convention together! See ya' again old friend at the big gig in the sky ...